newsyslog.conf syntax 5.1-RELEASE

Matthew Seaman m.seaman at
Sun Aug 10 14:22:52 PDT 2003

On Sun, Aug 10, 2003 at 10:15:09PM +0100, Matthew Seaman wrote:
> On Sun, Aug 10, 2003 at 01:28:35PM -0500, Redmond Militante wrote:

> > i'm getting the following message from the cron daemon on a 5.1-RELEASE box.
> > 
> > newsyslog: malformed at:
> > /var/log/firewall_logs			600  14    *    $DO   Z
> > 
> > i've been trying to set up newsyslog so that it archives my firewall logs every night at midnight.  can anyone tell me what's wrong with my syntax on this line?
> Looks fine to me.  You could try @T00 instead of $D0 to specify
> midnight, but the manual page says those are equivalent anyhow.
> At a complete guess: no newline at end of file?  Incorrect syntax on
> an earlier line?

Actually, I see the problem now.  You wrote:
  $DO   (letter O)
when you should have written
  $D0   (digit 0)
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